There is one thing Ben Carson has proven in over a year of being the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He is a complete failure. Just last week, he told The New York Times “There are more complications here than in brain surgery.”
Now, Ben Carson claims the Bible is inspiring his decision-making at HUD — like attempting to kick low-income people off of housing or blocking Obama’s Fair Housing Act, which would give vouchers to families so they can live in neighborhoods with better access to jobs and education.
The “unapologetic” Christian told CBN.com, “There’s a verse in the Bible, Proverbs 29:18, that says, ‘without a vision the people perish,’ and I look around and see a lot of people who just are not thriving.”
He added, “Our new definition of success is not how many people we get in these programs, but how many people we get out of them in a self-sufficient, powerful way so that they become a driving force right here in our own country.”
What is his version of getting people “out” of programs like HUD? One would be 32-hour-a-week work requirements or be kicked out of public housing. The problem with these requirements? As Diane Yentel, the president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, said “Work requirements don’t lead to stable employment or a path out of poverty. Cutting housing benefits won’t create the jobs and opportunities needed to lift families out of poverty.”
In addition, how are low-income people expected to gain access to these jobs when Carson has been blocking an Obama-era rule, (supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2018), which enables low-income families to afford housing in areas with better schools and access to jobs?
Despite what Carson says, people aren’t “too comfortable” in poverty. If there are little to no jobs in your area — that aren’t a starvation wage — how are you supposed to survive? Furthermore, what if someone can’t find a 32-hour a week job, only a 20-hour a week job?
Carson needs to stop using his faith as an excuse for polices and beliefs that are far from Christ-like. If he is such an “unapologetic” Christian, how could he stand by a man who is in a scandal with a porn star named Stormy Daniels?
Ben Carson Uses The Bible To Justify Dubious HUD Policies was originally published on newsone.com